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Speaker: Cecilia Fajardo-Hill, Art Historian and Curator, DRCLAS Central America Visiting Scholar
Moderated by: Thomas B.F. Cummins, Director of Dumbarton Oaks and Professor of Pre-Columbian and Colonial Art, Harvard University; Alejandro de La Fuente, Robert Woods Bliss Professor of Latin American History and Economics; Professor of African and African American Studies
Visiting Scholar Cecilia Fajardo-Hill will present and discuss sections of her upcoming book on Decolonial Art History in Latin American and Latinx Art in the 20th and 21st Centuries.
Cecilia Fajardo-Hill is an independent British/Venezuelan art historian and curator in modern and contemporary art, focusing on Latin American and Latinx art. Fajardo-Hill has a PhD in Art History from the University of Essex, England and an MA and a Postgraduate Diploma in 20th Century Art History from the Courtauld Institute of Art, London, England. Fajardo-Hill was the Chief Curator and Vice-President of Curatorial Affairs at the Museum of Latin American Art, MOLAA, Long Beach, California; the Director and Chief curator of the Cisneros Fontanals Arts Foundation (CIFO), Miami, USA; and the general director of Sala Mendoza, Caracas, Venezuela. She co-curated the exhibition Radical Women: Latin American Art 1960-1985, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, 2017, and presently is co-curator of Xican-a.o.x. Body, a touring exhibition organized by the American Federation of Arts, 2022. She is editor of the upcoming book Remains Tomorrow: Themes in Contemporary Latin American Abstraction, on post 90s abstraction in Latin America, and co-editor of a book on 20th and 21th century art Guatemalan art, an initiative of Arte GT 20/21, Guatemala. She is the recipient of the 2020 Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant.
Presented in collaboration with Department of History of Art and Architecture